Share the charms of Mie in spring!
The #visitmie photo contest
〜My Spring Memories〜 is on now!

Colorful flowers in spring, such as cherry blossoms and azaleas
A stroll in the castle town under the fine soft sunshine, wearing a traditional kimono
Culinary delights of spring, such as delicious hamaguri clams

Share your "spring memories" with people from all over the world and win great prizes!

Awards of Winter Photo Contest Decided!

How to Enter

Post Your Memories of Mie Prefecture
in Spring on Instagram

Get your photos and videos ready, showing your spring Mie memories of trips, food, festivals, events and souvenirs you experienced! Not only recent photos and videos but also those you took in the past are welcome!

Your own original images and videos of sspring memories
will be posted under the hash tag will be posted under the hash tag #visitmie!
There is no limit to the number you can post. Feel free to repost past photos!


Toba Seaside Hotel voucher
Toba Seaside Hotel voucher (with meals, for 1 pair)
  • Spring season1 pair
1 night stay with dinner and breakfast (1 pair)
Guest room: Nozomi Guest Rooms (10 tatami-mat room/ 16.5 sqm)
Dinner (buffet-style) / Breakfast (buffet-style)
The voucher may not be valid on certain days.
【Sponsor】Toba Seaside Hotel
KATADA Lodge & Villa
KATADA Lodge & Villa voucher (with meals, for 1 pair)
  • Spring season1 pair
Located in the Tsu Country Club, which attracts more than 30,000 people a year,
Katada Lodge & Villa is Japan's only place where you can stay on the course, "through the green."
1 night stay (1 pair)
【Sponsor】VANA Co., Ltd. (KATADA Lodge & Villa)
See here for other prizes
The Akoya pearl Mask Charm
The Akoya pearl Mask Charm
  • Spring season1 winner
A luxurious decorative charm for your mask made from real pearls.
Just hang it from your mask for a stylish accent.
Or dangle it on a chain, to make a pendant.
【Sponsor】Ise Shima Pearl Gallery
The Akoya pearl Mask Charm
Ropeway family ticket
Ropeway family ticket
  • Spring season5 pairs of tickets
Ride the 2161meter long ropeway joining the hot spring town at the foot of Mount Gozaisho to the mountaintop 780 meters above. Enjoy the breathtaking panorama of Ise Bay stretching below your eyes during the journey which lasts about 15 minutes.
【Sponsor】Gozaisho Ropeway
Ropeway family ticket
Dugong plush toys
Dugong plush toys (fluffy dugong)
  • Spring season1 winner
The most popular stuffed animal in the Toba Aquarium. Cute and soft to the touch!
【Sponsor】Toba Aquarium
Dugong plush toys
  • Spring season1 winner
A soft, 100% cotton sheet-type face mask with plenty of emollient essence. The ingredients made from pearls deliver moisture to every part of your skin, making it more supple and smooth.
Nabana no Sato Begonia Garden ticket
  • Spring season1 pair
A ticket, good for two people, for Begonia Garden, which is a 9,000 sq. m. greenhouse of flowers from the Andes, in Nabana no Sato Flower Garden. The ticket can also be used for the illumination of Nabana no Sato.
Illumination: October 24 (Sat), 2020 – May 31 (Mon), 2021
【Sponsor】Nagashima Resort Co., Ltd. Nabana no Sato
Aqua Ignis Kataoka Hot Spring Bath Gift Certificate
  • Spring season5 pairs of tickets
Winners receive tickets for two to bathe at Kataoka Onsen Aqua Ignis, a hot spring resort that combines "healing" with "cuisine." Kataoka Onsen uses no added water, no added heat, nor recirculation, only 100% pure hot spring water direct from the source.
Said to be the Bath of Beauty, after emerging from these waters, skin feels silky smooth and has a lasting warmth.
【Sponsor】Aqua Ignis Co., Ltd.

Please note that prizes may not match the photos, and the contest operator reserves the right to change the prizes awarded.

  • Events
  • Photos
  • Nabana no Sato /Flower Garden(Kuwana City)

    At "Nabana-no-Sato", you can see various flowers and trees through the four seasons. The seasonal events which can be enjoyed from spring to winter are popular. > See details

  • Mt. Gozaisho/Gozaisho Ropeway

    Each time you visit, there is sure to be a new touching feeling caused by the different views of each season. The ropeway, which takes 12 minutes for a one way ride in the sky, has one of the biggest scales in the world. > See details

  • Toba Aquarium(Toba City)

    The number of breeding species is the largest in Japan! An aquarium that keeps approximately 1,200 species of animals. > See details

  • Ise Jingu (Ise City)

    Ise Jingu is called "Oise-san" by the locals, and has long been known as the home of the Japanese spirit. > See details

  • Magose-toge (Kumanokodo-Iseji)

    The stone pavement and the beautiful forest. This is a popular ridge on Kumanokodo-Iseji route. > See details

  • Matsusaka Beef

    Matsusa beef is known as a brand beef as good as Kobe beef among Japanese. > See details

  • Suzuka Circuit(Suzuka City)

    A sheer excitement for lovers of automobiles! One big recreational park with attractions related to automobiles. > See details

  • Mikimoto Pearl Island

    Mikimoto Pearl Island, a green lush island sitting on Toba Bay, is the very first place in the world that succeeded in culturing pearls.
    On the large island, there are facilities such as the Pearl Museum, where you can learn everything about pearls, and the Pearl Plaza (shop and restaurant) and you will also be able to watch the diving demonstration by "Ama" (women divers) wearing their traditional white diving costume. > See details

  • The Akame 48 Falls

    The "Akame 48 Falls" are an art of nature created by the series of numerous falls that continue all the way to the upstream of the river.
    Falls of various sizes are scattered including "Akame-gobaku" (The Akame Five Waterfalls) which are "Fudo-daki" Fall, "Senju-daki" Fall, "Nunobiki-daki" Fall, "Ninai-daki" Fall and "Biwa-daki" Fall. > See details

  • Maruyamasenmaida (Maruyama Terraced Rice Fields)

    There are many small paddy fields in the Maruyama area of Kumano City and it is called a thousand plate fields.
    The landscape is wonderful, and it is said to be the best landscape of terraced paddy fields in Japan.
    A small field spreads in and out several times, saying that "one is hidden under the shade hat" when thinking that one is missing, the number of which is about 1340 pieces. > See details


  • The Akame 48 Waterfalls (Nabari City)
  • Lake Shorenji (Nabari City)
  • Meotoiwa (Married Couple Rocks)
    Oshimenawahari Ritual (Renewal of the huge sacred straw rope connecting the two rocks)
    (Ise City) September 5
  • Gozaisho Ropeway (Komono Town)
  • (Iga City)
  • Maruyama Senmaida (Maruyama Terraced Rice Fields) (Kumano City)
  • Ujitachicho
  • Nago no Ōkusu Camphor Tree
  • Kizuro
  • Sohei Festival, October 6
  • Matsusaka Maruyoshi
  • Iga Ueno Castle

Entry Period

Spring season: from March 1, 10:00 AM
until May 31, 2021, 11:59 PM

Announcement of Winning Entries

The results of the contest will be posted on the official #visitmie contest website.
Winners will be announced in Mid-June, 2021. (tbd)


  • Contestants must be using a public Instagram account for entry.
  • Contestants must agree to the contest Terms & Conditions.
  • Accounts that are made private during the contest entry period are not eligible to win.
  • Entry photos may be used for promotion by Mie Prefecture.

Selection Process

We will select the winning entries that depict charms of Mie Prefecture based on a strict and fair process.

Winners will be notified by direct message to their Instagram accounts.

  • Entry images may be used in official Mie Prefecture websites, social media, posters, flyers, etc.
  • Winners must be following the official @visitmie account.
  • Winners must reply within 48 hours; otherwise they forfeit their right to claim their prize.

Terms and Conditions

About Entries to the #visitmie Instagram Contest

Please read these Terms and Conditions before submitting entries to this campaign. All contestants, by submitting entries, are considered to have agreed to these Terms and Conditions.

  • Individuals may submit as many entries to the contest as they wish.
  • Entry images and video posted with the hashtag #visitmie may be used in official Mie Prefecture websites, social media, posters, flyers, etc.
  • If posting a photo or video with a person in it, please ensure that you have the person's consent to do so. Mie Prefecture and the Contest Operator assume no responsibility whatsoever for any issues related to portrait rights or rights of likeness.
  • No objections shall be made regarding the operation of this campaign or the winning entry selection process.
  • #visitmie PR Supporters and applicants may also participate in this campaign.

We might ask for more information about the experience behind your posted photograph and use these details in a story translated into other languages and published on our official account.
* All information will be published after suitable consideration of personal information and privacy.

Ineligible Content

Do not post any of the following types of content. If the Contest Operator determines that your post falls into any of these categories, it may be excluded from consideration.

  • Content that could be considered offensive, including but not limited to sexually explicit, nude, obscene, violent or other objectionable content
  • Commercial content, such as content that includes advertising or solicitations to access a particular website or address
  • Content unrelated to Mie Prefecture, or content that is determined not to show Mie Prefecture’s beauty or attractiveness
  • Content that might cause a conflict of rights with a particular character or celebrity
  • Content that slanders a person, company, or organization or infringes on privacy
  • Content that infringes on the copyright or portrait rights/rights of likeness of any third parties
  • Content posted using an account that impersonates another person or company/organization using their name, etc.
  • Any other content that we consider to be inappropriate

Winning entries or prizes may not be transferred or exchanged for cash.

  • The #visitmie Instagram Contest is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram, Inc.
  • By entering, entrants confirm they are 13 years of age or older, release Instagram of all responsibility, and agree to Instagram's terms of use as well as this Terms and Conditions. Mie Prefecture and the Campaign Operator are not responsible for any contents of the entrants on Instagram and other social media and related troubles.
  • This campaign uses Instagram. Mie Prefecture and the Campaign Operator are not responsible for any damages caused by the suspension or cancellation of this campaign due to the Instagram or related apps.
  • Entrants are responsible for any applicable data transfer or internet connection fees.
  • Depending on your device model, usage, and connection environment, in some cases it may not be possible to submit an entry.
  • In principle, the Campaign Operator cannot answer any questions about the use of Instagram or device settings.
  • This campaign may be modified or cancelled without prior notice. Thank you for your understanding.
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Mie Prefecture Instagram Operating Policy
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  • Purpose: To widely promote Mie Prefecture tourism information to an overseas audience in foreign languages (English, Chinese, Thai), using Instagram as a form of promotional media.
  • Posting Entity: This account is run by Mie Prefecture Department of Employment and Economic Affairs staff, and staff members of International Tourism Promotion Division are the main managers in charge.
  • About Posted Content: Posted content will be information and images relating to tourism in Mie Prefecture.
  • Comments Policy: In principle we do not reply to comments, but when possible we try to answer questions, etc. Comments we judge to be inflammatory or inappropriate in any way may be removed without prior notice.
  • About Copyright: The copyright for submitted comments is retained by the user who posted the relevant comment(s). However, permission to use the posted comment(s) non-exclusively and on a royalty-free basis shall be granted to Mie Prefecture, and the user agrees not to exercise his or her copyright over the comments against the Mie Prefecture International Tourism Promotion Division.
  • Cessation of Account Activity or Account Deletion: If it is determined that posting to Instagram is no longer practical, this will be announced on the Mie Prefecture website, and the Mie Prefecture official Instagram account will be deleted or account activity ceased.

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  • Responses to inquiries we receive will be made first-come, first-serve, on weekdays 10am to 5pm JST during the campaign period.
  • Please understand that certain inquiries may take longer to respond to than others.

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